This week, Jeremiah’s Inn held our 36th Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors. Hosted in the lovely Grace Conference Room at Clark University, it was an informative and educational evening for all in attendance.
Guests enjoyed presentations by our directorial staff: Janelle Wilson, Executive Director, Jeff Busby, Clinical Director, Dick Quinlan, Director of Operations, and Tracy Paul, Nutrition Center Coordinator, on all the changes and improvements at the Inn in 2017, as well as what’s next for Jeremiah’s in 2018. Our positive financial position was presented by our board Treasurer, Eugene Bouchard, and the Report of the Nominating Committee was presented by our board Vice President, Joseph Stiso.
We thank everyone who came to support our Annual Meeting, as well as all of our volunteers, donors, board members and staff for all their incredible contributions to the Inn, and we look forward to the exciting changes ahead!
For a copy of our Annual Report or Financial Statement, or to be added to our mailing lists, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremiah’s Inn was once again invited to host a table this year at the 16th Annual MCPHS APhA-ASP Health Fair. Despite the chilly temperatures, we had a great time speaking with folks about what we do here at Jeremiah’s Inn, the services we have to offer, and about the food insecurity and substance abuse epidemics that are impacting our community. There were several other tables set up to talk about various other topics, such as nicotine dependence, high blood pressure, asthma and heart disease. We had a great time this year and look forward to next years event!
Over the weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting several volunteers from Beta Theta Pi – Worcester Polytechnic Institute!
15 young men helped out with cleaning our kitchen and picking up trash outside.
We are thankful for this generous support and look forward to working with these great volunteers in the future!
Each year, students and faculty from Doherty Memorial High School come by with a few pickup trucks or vans PACKED with food donations – all organized by the students of the ‘Food Drive Club.’
These incredible kids come together, sometimes meeting weekly from the beginning of the school year, to plan out and execute a massive, school-wide food drive to benefit the Jeremiah’s Inn Nutrition Center-Food Pantry. This year, they were able to deliver 6,252 non-perishable food items, as well as paper goods and toiletries.
We are humbled by the willingness of these amazing kids to go above and beyond, making a real difference in their community. They dedicate their free time, including some nights and weekends, organizing events that boost the donations to this drive. Because of these students and their tireless efforts, we now have about an additional 6,000lbs. of food to distribute to the clients of our Nutrition Center, 2/3 of whom are children themselves.
We cannot thank the students and faculty of Doherty enough for their generous service to the Inn!
But we aren’t a glum lot. If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn’t want it. We absolutely insist on enjoying life. ~Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
Jeremiah’s Inn realizes the importance of finding ways to have fun in recovery. We encourage our residents to get involved in the local recovery community and participate in as many sober activities as they can. This spring, Jeremiah’s is once again entering a team in the Worcester Sober Softball League, but we need your help! There are many costs associated with this, from league fees to team shirts and equipment. We are looking for sponsors to help us offset some of these costs.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our team, and would like to donate, please contact email@example.com for more information!
Help us show our residents that it is possible, and essential even, to have some fun in recovery!
The best chefs in Worcester County were in the house today for a photo shoot with the Telegram and Gazette to promote the first annual CHOPPED!Worcester Charity event. We are so excited for this event! If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, do it soon! They are selling out fast! Click here to head on over to our events page to get your tickets before they’re gone!
Our very own executive director, Janelle Wilson, talks with Ron Motta & Activate Worcester, about Jeremiah’s Inn, the work we do for our community, our nutrition center, and the ongoing battle against the opioid epidemic.
The 35th Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors was a great success! We had some amazing current resident and alumni speakers, financial reports, a big update on what’s new at Jeremiah’s and what next for us, the premier of our promotional video “Being of SERVE-ice”, the election of a new member of the board, delicious food, and we awarded our 2016 ‘Golden Friends’.
We are thankful for all of the opportunities we have to serve our community, fighting the addiction epidemic and food insecurity, and we are excited for what’s to come for Jeremiah’s Inn!
Thank you to all of our donors and stakeholders, volunteers, members of the board, residents and Nutrition Center clients, for allowing us to serve!